Topshop Trigger £8

I think this might be the one. All I seem to be wearing lately is red lipstick. Perhaps it's a seasonal thing or maybe I just secretly love channelling my inner Taylor Swift. Either way, the Topshop lipstick in the shade Trigger is definitely my new favourite. (See it featured in my latest outfit post here.) Having worn Mac Russian Red for the past few years now, whilst shopping on Oxford Street last month the Topshop make-up range caught my eye and this little beauty ended up coming home with me.

It's a highly pigmented, gorgeous true red shade with no hint of an orange or a pink undertone, it's just plain simple red. You'd think finding this shade would be easy but the struggle is real! And despite it being a matte lipstick it's not at all drying which is my usual criticism with darker shades. Surprisingly even with my pale complexion I actually find it fairly daytime appropriate as it can easily be applied with a lip brush to add just a subtle hint of colour instead of making a bold statement and doesn't require you constantly having to reapply it. You can pretty much double its longevity too if you layer it over a lip liner - I'd recommend either Rimmel Red Diva or Mac Redd depending on your budget. For just £8 I think Trigger comes out better than many of the other well known lipstick brands on the high street.

This is the first Topshop lipstick in my collection but I have a feeling it won't be my last!


  1. I need to try this, the packaging is gorgeous and so is the colour! Like yourself MAC russian red has been my staple red, and although its great and lasts for hours and hours, it is really drying! Lovely review!

  2. The packaging is so fantastic. Very whimsical & fun. It's difficult to find a true red, as you mentioned. Never bought Topshop lipstick. :] // ▲ ▲

  3. I'm absolutely obsessed with the Topshop lipsticks. I think I have about 10 of them now because they're such good quality! x

  4. I love Topshop's lipsticks, great post!

  5. a woman can't have to many lipsticks!:D
    Loving the colour!

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